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Newbie Programming question

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg53436] Newbie Programming question
  • From: Kerry Kim <kjkim at u.washington.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 01:32:02 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Washington
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello,

Is there any way in Mathematica to store/assign a value to a variable 
whose name is in a string?  In other words something like this:

i = 17;
foo="var" + ToString[i];
SomeFunctionThatConvertsStringToSymbolName[foo] = 17;

and then assign some value (say, 23) to the variable whose name is 
contained in the foo string? (i.e. var17=23)

Thanks!


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